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Non-Motor Symptom assessment scale for Parkinson's Disease (NMSS)
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Classification
Supplemental: Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Short Description of Instrument
The Non-Motor Symptom Scale is a Parkinson’s Disease specific rater-administered scale that consists of 30 questions.
The NMSS has been specifically constructed to assess non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease; they assess other symptoms besides sexual dysfunction.
Scoring
The Severity score (0-3) is multiplied by the Frequency score (1-4) in order to obtain the item score.
References
Chaudhuri KR, Martinez-martin P, Schapira AHV, Stocchi F, Sethi K, Odin P, et al. An international multicenter pilot study of the first comprehensive self-completed non motor symptoms questionnaire for Parkinson’s disease. The NMS Quest Study. Movement Disorders 2006; 27: 916-923.
 
Chaudhuri KR, Martinez-Martin P, Brown RG, et al. the metric properties of a novel non-motor symptoms scale for Parkinson’s disease: results from an international pilot study. Movement Disorders 2007; 22: 1901-1911.
 
Chaudhuri KR, Martinez-Martin P. Quantification of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease. European Journal of Neurology 2008; 15 (Suppl 2): 2-8.
 
Martinex-Martin P, Rodriguez-Blazquez C, Bhattacharya KB, et al. International Study on the psychometic attributes of the Non-Motor Symptoms Scale in Parkinson Disease. Neurology 2009; 73:1584-1591.
 
Rodriguez-Blazquez C, Forjaz MJ, Frades-Payo B, de Pedro-Cuesta J, Martinez-Martin P. Independent validation of the scales for outcomes in Parkinson’s disease-autonomic (SCOPA-AUT). European Journal of Neurology 2009; doi: 10.1111/j.1468-1331.2009/02788.x
 
Perez LS, Rossi M, Cardinali DP, Merello M. Validation of the sleep related items of the Non-motor Symptoms Questionnaire for Parkinson's disease (NMSQuest). Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2008;14:641-645.
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